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The Resource Enforcing the equal protection clause : congressional power, judicial doctrine, and constitutional law, William D. Araiza

Enforcing the equal protection clause : congressional power, judicial doctrine, and constitutional law, William D. Araiza

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Enforcing the equal protection clause : congressional power, judicial doctrine, and constitutional law
Title
Enforcing the equal protection clause
Title remainder
congressional power, judicial doctrine, and constitutional law
Statement of responsibility
William D. Araiza
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For over a century, Congress's power to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of 'the equal protection of the laws" has presented judges and scholars with a puzzle. What does it mean for Congress to 'enforce' such a wide-ranging, open-ended provision when the Supreme Court has insisted on its own superiority in interpreting the Fourteenth Amendment? In Enforcing the Equal Protection Clause, William D. Araiza offers a unique understanding of Congress's enforcement power and its relationship to the Court's claim to supremacy when interpreting the Constitution. Drawing on the history of American thinking about equality in the decades before and after the Civil War, Araiza argues that congressional enforcement and judicial supremacy can co-exist, but only if the Court limits its role to ensuring that enforcement legislation reasonably promotes the core meaning of the Equal Protection Clause. Much of the Court's equal protection jurisprudence stops short of stating such core meaning, thus leaving Congress free (subject to appropriate judicial checks) to enforce the full scope of the constitutional guarantee. Araiza's thesis reconciles the Supreme Court's ultimate role in interpreting the Constitution with Congress's superior capacity to transform the Fourteenth Amendment's majestic principles into living reality. The Fourteenth Amendment's Enforcement Clause raises difficult issues of separation of powers, federalism, and constitutional rights. Araiza illuminates each of these in this scholarly, timely work that is both intellectually rigorous but also accessible to non-specialist readers.--
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Araiza, William D
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States.
  • Equality before the law
  • Legislative power
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial review
Label
Enforcing the equal protection clause : congressional power, judicial doctrine, and constitutional law, William D. Araiza
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Equal protection before the modern era -- The rise and fall of Carolene Products -- A historical introduction to the enforcement power -- The modern enforcement power : principles and paradoxes -- Constitutional law and legislative policy -- Refocusing congruence and proportionality -- The deference question -- An aside on state action -- Irrationality, animus, and deference -- Beyond irrationality and animus : the enforcement power in other contexts -- Conclusion : an enforcement power for a Twenty-First-century constitutional democracy
Control code
FIEb17803883
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781479859702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920560878
Label
Enforcing the equal protection clause : congressional power, judicial doctrine, and constitutional law, William D. Araiza
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Equal protection before the modern era -- The rise and fall of Carolene Products -- A historical introduction to the enforcement power -- The modern enforcement power : principles and paradoxes -- Constitutional law and legislative policy -- Refocusing congruence and proportionality -- The deference question -- An aside on state action -- Irrationality, animus, and deference -- Beyond irrationality and animus : the enforcement power in other contexts -- Conclusion : an enforcement power for a Twenty-First-century constitutional democracy
Control code
FIEb17803883
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781479859702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920560878

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